5 things to know before you buy the RadMission 1

The RadMission 1 is the most affordable electric bike from Rad Power Bikes making it an attractive option for entry-level riders and shoppers on a budget.

The quality construction and affordability of the bike helped the RadMission 1 earn its place as the best electric bike of 2021.

Buying an electric bike from Rad Power Bikes isn’t quite as simple as just placing the order on their website and opening the box. If you are prepared before and after you place the order online, the process will go a lot more smoothly.

After purchasing the RadMission 1 online myself, I can help you order your bike and get the bike set up for riding more efficiently.

If you are ready to make the investment into an electric bike, here are five things you need to know before buying the RadMission 1.

  • There is a 14-day return policy
  • The bike does not arrive fully assembled
  • You can assemble the bike yourself
  • The proper assembly tools are not included
  • It does not come with a kickstand

1. There is a 14-day return policy

Rad Power Bikes offers free returns within 14 days of delivery. In order to return your e-bike you must contact customer service within 14 days of receiving the bike, the bike must have less than 10 miles on the odometer, and you must return all items in the original packaging. You can read the full Rad Power Bike return policy here.

Tips for returning your RadMission 1

You will need to repackage the e-bike exactly how you received it in order to return it.

  • Keep the box intact
  • Save all packaging materials
  • Take photos of how the bike is packaged

Rad Power Bikes also stands behind the quality of their bikes by offering a free 1-year warranty for any defective parts.

2. The bike does not arrive fully assembled

It is important to know that when you order a RadMission 1 online, it does not arrive fully assembled. You will need to add the handle bars, headlight, seat, front wheel, and pedals.

Although the bikes are partially assembled upon delivery, Rad Power Bikes partners with mobile bike shops that will drive to your home and set up the rest of the bike for you.

You can purchase the professional assembly service during checkout.

The assembly service costs $250 plus an additional fee for any accessories. See details here.

rad mission 1 delivered before assembly photo

3. You can assemble the bike yourself

Although the manufacturer offers a professional service to set up your bike, you can easily assemble the RadMission 1 yourself. The bike will take about a half hour to an hour to set up as long as you have the proper tools.

Rad Power Bikes has an in-depth instructional video for each bike that makes the assembly process simple. Just follow along with the steps in the video and pause when needed.

4. The proper assembly tools are not included

An assembly toolkit is included in the box, but it only includes basic Allen wrenches and wrenches that are not suitable for safely assembling an electric bicycle. The manufacturer even recommends that you should not use these tools and you should invest in the right tools for the job.

rad power bikes tool kit photo

Here are the tools you will need to set up the RadMission 1:

1. Allen Wrench Torque Wrench with 6NM and 10 NM settings.

The newton-metre is a measurement of torque and it is important that you do not over-tighten or under-tighten the screws on your bike.

Here are the two best torque wrenches on Amazon for assembling the RadMission 1. (You do not need to buy both):

Pro Bike Tool NM Torque wrench set
PRO BIKE TOOL 1/4 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set – 2 to 20 Nm

Best quality and top-rated torque wrench.

icetoolz torque wrench for electric bikes
IceToolz Ocarina Torque Wrench Tool

Most affordable torque wrench tool with NM gauge.

2. 15mm Pedal Wrench

Below is the best affordable 15mm pedal wrench on Amazon.

bike pedal wrench
Park Tool PW-5 Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench – 15mm

3. Bike Pump with PSI Gauge

bike pump with PSI gauge
Vibrelli Bike Floor Pump with Gauge

5. It does not come with a kickstand

Surprisingly, the RadMission 1 does not come with a kickstand. If you want a kickstand, you will need to purchase it for an additional $15. It is best to purchase the kickstand and any accessories with your initial purchase to avoid paying additional shipping charges.

Get the RadMission kickstand here.

View all other RadMission compatible accessories here.

Read our full review of the RadMission 1 here.

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